Hey all, first time using Fedora and I’m really impressed. Although I am having an issue with WiFi speed or so it would seem.
Checking my WiFi speed with Ookla and https://fast.com/ I only get between 15 and 20mb download speed. This is very low. On my Android phone connected to the same router from the same distance and frequency band I get 250mb download. My Fedora desktop can also boot Windows 10 and it normally get 180~mb download speed. So the conclusion I’m drawing is that something is a miss with my Fedora install.
My PCI wifi card is the TP Link WDN4800. Dual band 802.11 a/b/g/n Chip Atheros AR9380
lspci recognizes is as
02:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR93xx Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
And applies the correct driver. lsmod | grep ath
ath9k 151552 0 ath9k_common 28672 1 ath9k ath9k_hw 507904 2 ath9k_common,ath9k mac80211 1015808 1 ath9k ath 36864 3 ath9k_common,ath9k,ath9k_hw cfg80211 876544 4 ath9k_common,ath9k,ath,mac80211
The maximum speed of this adapter is 450 Mbps, both on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. If I look at the output of iwconfig wlp2s0 my Bit Rate is 324Mb/s
wlp2s0 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:"VMBE86611" Mode:Managed Frequency:5.32 GHz Access Point: 54:67:51:C9:7E:0D Bit Rate=324 Mb/s Tx-Power=13 dBm Retry short limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Power Management:off Link Quality=55/70 Signal level=-55 dBm Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:22542 Invalid misc:54 Missed beacon:0
Could anyone tell me what is causing this discrepancy?